We’re still some months from the alleged intended official release date of the new generation JL and JLU Jeep Wrangler, but it seems the Canadian website of the company doesn’t know about the red carpet being prepared on November 27 at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
What we have here look like officially official 2018 Jeep Wrangler shots without any camouflage, courtesy of an “accidental” leak of the owner’s manual and user guide. The leaked documents not only give us the clear view of the Wrangler – looking evolutionary as expected – but they also bring a raft of new information, for example the 2.0-liter Hurricane turbo and 3.6-liter Pentastar, along with the towing capacity for both the two-door and four-door versions.
No matter the powertrain of choice, the two door JL Wrangler rating for towing is 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms), while the four-door JLU Wrangler is capable of 3,500 pounds (1,587 kilograms) – with 18.5-gallon (70-liter) fuel capacity and 21.5 gallons (81 liters), respectively. More interestingly, the instrument cluster is available in “base” and “premium” versions. Moving to the infotainment options, there are three choices – Uconnect 3 (5-inch display), Uconnect 4 (7-inch touchscreen), and Uconnect 4C with or without satellite navigation (8.4-inch touchscreen), the second and third with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capabilities.